Full information on the organisation and where volunteers fit
in should be given at the start.
Volunteers should have the right to expect that all information
be kept confidential unless their permission is sought and given.
- EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteering should be accessible to all. Sandwell Advocacy is
working towards developing a volunteer base which is open to all
and representative of the communities in which they are based.
Volunteers should not be discriminated against on the grounds
of class, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age,
marital/parental status or sexual orientation.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY
Volunteers should not be expected to work in unsafe or unhealthy
conditions. Volunteers should be familiar with and understand
Sandwell Advocacy’s Health and Safety policy.
Volunteers should be expect to be reimbursed for all agreed out
of pocket expenses i.e. travel, childcare, training etc.
- SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT
All volunteers should be offered equal access to on-going support
and supervision with a designated staff member. This should give
volunteers the opportunity to explore areas they wish to develop,
expand or change.
Volunteers should receive adequate preparation to ensure that
they can carry out their tasks effectively.
Volunteers should receive a reference on the basis of voluntary
work undertaken for job applications or any other reason.
- TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP
All volunteers should have the right to join a trade union.